Manchester United legend Roy Keane reckons his former side have a good chance of finishing third in the Premier League table this season. Heading into Sunday’s trip to Everton, United were fifth in the table, four points behind Chelsea in fourth. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were on a run of seven games without defeat ahead of the match on Merseyside.
Both Chelsea and third-placed Leicester have seen their league form dip considerably since the turn of the year.
United, meanwhile, have started to put a run of form together at the right time of the season.
They have conceded just once on their unbeaten run and have been boosted by the January arrival of midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
Keane has praised the impact of Fernandes and the three signings Solskjaer made last summer.
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And he can see no reason why they cannot now not only finish in the top four but also topple both Chelsea and Leicester.
“I think the signs have been a lot better over the last month or so, obviously Fernandes coming in, I think they’re building a little bit of momentum,” Keane said on Sky Sports.
“We saw at the end of last season they faded away, they’re now I think in a very good position to try and get into that top four and win a couple of cups.
“So I think the feel-good factor is definitely coming back to United.
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“Forget obviously chasing the top two but in terms of Chelsea and Leicester, hunt them down.
“Yeah I think so [a trophy and top four would be a very good season].
“I think where they’ve been over the last 12 months, go back to the game against Everton last year where you thought it was huge trouble for the club.
“But the signs have been a lot better over the last month or two but it’s another big week coming up.
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“Coming to Everton is a tough game for them, they’ve got a cup game and then obviously Man City next week.
“They’ve got momentum with them now which is huge.
“I think they have a great chance [of getting in the top four]. We were on about chasing Chelsea down, go after Leicester, I think they’ve got that momentum.
“Difficult game today but they’ve got a couple of players back from injury.
“I think there is a lot more confidence around the signings they’ve made as well since the summer and I think there’s a lot more belief in the club and a lot more belief in Ole and the recruitment side of things.”
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